This smoothie bowl is quite rich-tasting for the early morning but I figured as it is nearly Christmas, why not? It’s perfect if you fancy a mid-morning brunch and despite the incredibly indulgent white chocolate taste, it’s also pretty nutritious as it’s filled with fresh fruit, healthy fats, protein and fibre. It does take the tiniest bit of planning the night before, freezing and the bananas and soaking the nuts, but it comes together super quickly in the morning, giving you all the more time to watch Christmas TV in your pyjamas!
As always, feel free to play around with different toppings, and please do share them in the comments or on social media – I’d love some more breakfast inspiration!
- 3 ripe bananas, cut into pieces and frozen
- ⅓ cup/60g raw cacao butter drops
- ½ cup/67g macadamia nuts, soaked overnight and then drained
- 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
- ½cup/125ml milk of choice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup
- Top with: granola and berries (I used blueberries and dried goji berries)
- Take the banana out of the freezer to soften.
- Place the cacao butter in a heatproof bowl and sit over a small saucepan of barely simmering water, stirring occasionally until melted. Remove from the heat.
- Place the macadamia nuts, milk and melted cacao butter in a blender and blend until very smooth.
- Add the frozen banana to the blender and blend again, until completely incorporated in a thick ice cream milkshake texture. If your blender is having trouble you may need to add a little more milk.
- Add the vanilla and maple syrup to taste.
- Divide between two bowls and top with the granola and berries to serve.